Spring football season is officially upon us. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will kick-off spring football practice on Monday with Brian Kelly’s annual spring presser. Tuesday the Irish will conduct the first of 15 practices that will conclude with the annual Blue & Gold Game on April 21.
Here are the dates and times for the first 14 spring practices.
- Tuesday, March 6 (7:45 AM -10:00 AM)
- Thursday, March 8 (7:45 AM -10:00 AM)
- Tuesday, March 20 (7:45 AM -10:00 AM)
- Thursday, March 22 (7:45 AM -10:00 AM)
- Saturday, March 24 (10:00 AM-12:15 PM)
- Tuesday, March 27 (7:45 AM -10:00 AM)
- Thursday, March 29 (7:45 AM -10:00 AM)
- Thursday, April 5 (7:45 AM -10:00 AM)
- Saturday, April 7 (10:00 AM-12:15 PM)
- Tuesday, April 10 (7:45 AM -10:00 AM)
- Thursday, April 12 (7:45 AM -10:00 AM)
- Saturday, April 14 (10:00 AM-12:15 PM)
- Tuesday, April 17 (7:45 AM -10:00 AM)
- Thursday, April 19 (7:45 AM -10:00 AM)
The media will be able to attend all three Saturday practices for the entire session while they will get a 30 minute look in on March 6, 20, and 29. That is a pretty good amount of access for the media this year compared to some other years. Expect a ton of play by play charting of both Ian Book and Brandon Wimbush on Twitter from all of the ND media on those days.
2018 Notre Dame Blue & Gold Game
As for the annual Blue & Gold game, spring pracgtice will conclude on April 21 at 12:30 PM inside Notre Dame Stadium with the practice session being telecast on NBCSN again this year. Last year’s game was nicknamed the “New & Gold Game” by Brian Kelly following all of the changes that were made to the program and all of the new faces that Notre Dame fans got to see.
This year’s Blue & Gold game will once again featured a highly anticipated quarterback battle between Book and Wimbush. Last year Book outplayed Wimbush but it was Wimbush who was the unquestioned starter. A shaky end to the 2017 season and a benching int he Citrus Bowl though opened the door for Book who ended up rallying the Irish and leading them to a dramatic, last minute victory over LSU.